“Ninety-five per cent of communication is non-verbal and your body has a language all of its own. ‘Stop slouching!’ cried your mother and your teacher, but slouching is the posture of calm rebellion. It’s a leisurely two fingers up to the productive classes. It has its downsides though, and it cited as a cause of decreased alertness and varicose veins – making it undoubtedly the smoking of seating.” The Idler
Today take time to slouch as ‘a posture of calm rebellion’. Maybe slouch with a good book for a while in the sun under a tree or any manner of slouching in a context the enables it – enjoy!
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This Daily Stillness has been recycled from previously published ones:
• #tds332 Idle pleasures: slouching (May 27, 2016)